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announcing a halt to the death penalty in california. workers disassembling the chamber today as a result of the order. that means the more than 700- inmates on the nation's largest death row will have their death sentences put on hold. (terisa) thank you for joining us. i'm terisa estacio in for pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. while nobody has been executed in the state since 2006... newsom contends the practice of keeping people on death row has cost taxpayers 5 billion dollars. (ken) it puts in place an executive moratorium on the death penalty in the form of a reprieve for all individuals sentenced to death in california. - withdraws california's lethal injection protocol - immediately closes the execution chamber at san quentin - states clearly the directive does not provide for the release of any individual from prison or otherwise alter any current conviction or sentence. today governor gavin newsom explained... he did not make this decision lightly. newsom: "i do this with a heavy heart. with deep
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appreciation for the emotions that drives this issue. and i did it with the victims in mind." (ken) reaction to the governor's decision has been mixed. while many bay area lawmakers support the move... califorinians have consistently rejected consistently have califorinians move... dan? da death (ken)several prominent bay area officials voicing their approval of the governor's mandate today on twitter. (ken)california state senator from san francisco... scott wiener...calling it an honor to join governor newsom as he announced the moratorium on executions... and thanked executions... moratorium on on twitter.mandate today lightly. dollars.billion dollars. (ken) newsom: "i do this with a heavy heart. with deep appreciation for the emotions that and i did it with the victims in mind." (ken) reaction to (ken) reaction to (ken)mind." (ken) reaction to the governor's da death
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(ken)several prominent bay area officials voicing their approval of the governor's mandate today on twitter. (ken)california state senator from san francisco... scott wiener...calling it an honor to join governor newsom as he announced the moratorium on executions... and thanked newsom for his moral leadership. (ken)oakland assemblymember rob bonta also tweeting he stands with governor newsom.
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saying the death penalty is wrong for california... calling it inhumane, uncivilized, and broken. (ken)not everyone in the state approves of the decision, however... the placer county sheriff's department put out a two minute video explaining why the wishes of juries should be respected... especially relating to the case of luis bracamontes... who was sentenced to death after he was convicted last year of murdering a placer county sheriff's detective, and a sacramento county sheriff's deputy. (terisa) actress felicity huffman made a quick exit tuesday as she left a los angeles courthouse after posting bond. the 56-year old has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in what's being called as the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted. according to the complaint - huffman paid 15-thousand dollars to william rick singer's fake charity to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the sats. actress lori loughlin of "full house" is facing the same
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charges. this afternoon... a judge said loughlin can be released after posting $1 million bond (terisa) charges have been leveled against several bay area families, as well. kron4's maureen kelly has new information about two prominent families embroiled in the cheating scandal who are linked to a prestigious marin county school. san rafael's marin academy confirms that two of their parents were amoung those charged in the nationwide college bribary scandal that has so far enshared 50 people. one of those parents is mill valley resident bill mcglashan jr....he had been on the board of trustees of the college prepatory high school but has since resigned since the story broke.he has also been put on leave from tpg...the global private equity firm he founded. mcglashan's accused of bribing a usc associate director to get his son recruited as a punter....despite the fact that marin academy doesn't have football team.in an except from the court authorized wiretap rick singer....the alleged ringleader of the scheme...identified as cooperating witness number
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1...says so i'm going to make him a kicker....to which mcglashan laughs and says he does have really strong legs. another marin academy parent agustin huneeus jr an affluent napa valley wine maker is accused by the feds of paying singer to help his daughter cheat on the sat test....and bribing to get heronto usc's water polo team by fabricating her athletic profile that included the photo of another girl playing the sport.a wiretap allegedly caught huneeus asking is there any risk this thing blows up in my face? singer replying hasnt in 24 years.marin academy has issued a statement saying there is no indication that anyone at the school was aware of or participated in the alleged illegal and highly unethical behavior.they say they are shocked by these charges against these parents....and are especially concerned about the impact this will have on their children.maureen kelly kron4 news
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(terisa)former trump campaign chairman paul manafort will be serving more time in prison. (ken) today a federal judge in washington ordered manafort to serve an additional 43 months in prison on charges of conspiracy and witness tampering. grant lodes joins us with details on these charges. (grant) in all, the former trump campaign chairman's full sentence is for seven-and-a-half years, although he will likely get credit for time served.today's charges are connected to his work lobbying for politicians in ukraine.the sentence is on top of the 47 month sentence he received in ekfe. before today's sentence was handed down, manafort apologized for what he did, saying he accepts all responsibility. california
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congressman adam schiff... is not buying the apology. (grant)meantime, the legal problems for manafort aren't over yet. (grant)shortly after the federal sentence was handed down, prosecutors with the manhattan district attorney's office in new york announced state fraud charges against manafort.those charges are in connection to mortgage fraud. (ken/tele/vo) the arrest an undocumented immigrant accused in the murder of a san jose woman has rekindled the debate over to what extent local law enforcementshould cooperate with federal authorities. as kronfour's rob fladeboe reports now, santa clara county says it's only following the law, despite
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criticism from other local officials. (suspect mug) carlos eduardo arevalo carranza, an undocumented immigrant with a long criminal history, was arrested in connection with the brutal murder of 59 year old bambi larson of san jose. police on tuesday revealed that carranza had previously been locked up and released from the santa clara county jail twice in recent months. but before he allegedly stalked and stabbed larson to death late last month, carranza had been ordered detained by ice nine times in an effort to stop him from offending again. but those requests were thwarted by local sanctuary policies mean to protect undocumented immigrants who are not considered a threat to the public. echoing previous criticizm of the policy, san jose mayor sam liccardo in a statement said.. ".....the current policy of ignoring detainer requests undermines public safety and violates common sense..." the mayor called for restarting the conversation on the policy. sheriff laurie smith said... '...it has been my long standing position that we should notify ice of all undocumented immigrants who are serious or violent felons...i will advocate for changing the policy..." also in a statement, county supervisor dave corteze reminded critics of the policy that the courts have thus far ruled that the county cannot hold immigrant suspects for ice without a warrant or judicial order unless the individual is currently charged with a crime. corteze insisted that ice is indeed notified ofcustody releases in real time but that ice often shows up too late to take action.county council james williams clarified the policy. james williams/santa clara county council "...there has been a lot of confusion about the law and about what the county can and cannot do. federal courts for many years all across the country have ruled that holding people beyond their release time violates the 4th amendment of
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the u.s. constitution and the only way we can legally hold people is if we have a warrant..."unless the courts rule otherwise or there is a change in local policy, law enforcement will continue to be caught in the middle trying to make a distinction between providing protection to otherwise law-abiding undocumented residents and violent criminals like carlos carranza who is one again locked up here in county jail. in san jose, rob fladboe, kron 4 news.
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(terisa)(terisa) police departments are sharing your personal data with u-s immigration and customs enforcement officials. that's what the a-c-l-u recently found across the country and here in california. the personal data comes from d-m-v database like your license plate. the a-c-l-u believes ice is using the information to deport undocumented immigrants. it says -- among other things -- granting ice access to this information violates the california values act which prevents police from sharing personal data to enforce immigration laws. "our next step is to call on the california state auditer to conduct this audit of california law enforcement agencies to ensure they're in compliance with the state laws that would prohibit sharing this information with ice."
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(terisa) more than 80 local law enforcement agencies nationwide are said to be involved. one of the police departments listed is union city police. kron 4 reached out to them for a statement, but they have not responded. (ken) a major storm pummelling america's heartland tonight. the latest coming up. (terisa)and what was found on on the campus of one east bay college... that caused students to walk out today. (ken) the order given today to ground all boeing 737 max 8 and 9 planes in the u.s. how that's affecting bay area airports... after the break to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection.
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to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. (ken) president donald
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trump says his administration is grounding boeing 737 max 8 and max 9 planes based on new information about the crash of an ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people.trump said this afternoon that the 737 max 8 planes currently in the air would be ordered to land, and that airlines and pilots had been notified of the decision.while the cause of sunday's crash is unknown - there have been reports from some pilots on issues with the 737 max 8. (ken)the faa released a statement, reading in part... "the agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today. this evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to faa this morning,
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led to this decision."the agency says they will continue to investigate. (ken) the grounding of the planes is causing some flight cancellations here in the bay area. (terisa)kron four's philippe djegal has more from sfo on the announcement's impact.... (philippe) by the early afternoon... san francisco international aiport says three flights were cancelled as a result of the president's announcement... grounding the aircraft. all three were from air canada.michelle southward/passenger- "i think its overblown." michelle southward flew into s-f-o from oklahoma on a boeing 737 max jet... the same aircraft president trump ordered be grounded. she says she was not concerned about the flight before boarding.michelle southward/passenger- "not really -- it wasn't one of the new ones. so, old fleet, its united -- i trust them." an airport spokesperson says united, southwest and air canada are the only airlines to fly boeing 737 max 8 and 9 aircrafts at s-f-o.susan martin/passenger- "i would much rather they be cautious, and um, hearing people about, talking about that plane in the various lines we've been into today, is bothersome. so, i think they did the right thing." most passengers saying the same thing... that they'd prefer a thorough ground investigation into the boeing 737 max eight and nine aircraft... rather than keeping the planes in the air... especially in light of the ethiopian airlines crash that killed 157 people sunday.melissa raethka/passen ger- "since there's been a couple in the past, it's better to be safe than sorry." the airport recommmends
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travelers check with their airline before reaching the airport to verify the status of their flight. at san francisco international airport, philippe djegal, kron four news. (terisa) some boeing planes are also grounded at the oakland airport. southwest airlines says -- it grounded 34 "max 8" airplanes out of about 750 of its fleet of 737 jets. southwest has a major hub at the oakland airport... but the grounding of max 8s didn't appear to impact flights today. several southwest passengers say -- they often don't know what kind of plane
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they are flying but this could make them pay attention. "do you think grounding the planes was the right thing to do? yes. do you check to see what kind of plane your on? i do not and i fly a lot so i probably should."(terisa) we did reach out to the oakland airport for comment. they declined to be interviewed and referred to us to individual airlanes. (ken) a major winter storm is hitting the center of the country today. it's called a "bomb cyclone" which is a rapid drop in pressure over 24-hours.pressure over 24-hours. among the areas getting hit the hardest: the central-northern plains, the upper midwest, and the rockies. people who live there should expect blizzard conditions, heavy wind gusts and possible tornadoes and flooding. tens of millions will be affected by these conditions. the storm causing thousands of flights to be canceled today.... let's take a look outside right now... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us now with the four
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zone forecast. lawrence karnow: it was a beautiful spring-like day for the bay area. there was plenty of sunshine and highs were mainly in the 60s. doppler radar is quiet for now and the winds have calmed down. it will be a clear and starry night with chilly temperatures in the 30s and 40s. on the satellite you can see high pressure sitting over california. it's going to stick around through the weekend. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s with sunshine and high clouds. this weekend will be even warmer with highs in the 60s and 70s.
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(terisa)coming up tonight at 6:45... meet a young girl
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whose dream is to end hunger... one crop at a time. (ken) some east bay college students stage a walkout today.... to protest racially insensitive graffitti found on campus.
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in the east bay... racist graffiti is found on the walls of a bathroom on the campus of d-v-c in pleasant hill. and today... dozens of students walked out of class to protest the adminstration's handling of the incident. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story.
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sotsotsot sotthese students are voicing their concerns regarding a racially charged hate message written on a men's restroom wall on the campus of diablo valley college in pleasant hill. the incident happened a week ago. the students say they were notified days later. on wednesday several student organizations led a walk out of class and a rally to protest sotthese students say adding to their frustration is that this is not the first racist graffiti incident at this schoolsot
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student: "i want them to hold somebody accountable, make an example out of somebody">in pleasant hill haaziq madyun kron4news (ken) coming up next at 6:30 hundreds of inmates on death row-- will have their executions put on hold. but not everyone agrees with the governor's executive order. how lawmakers and
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victim's advocates are responding. (terisa) the raiders says hello to their new marquee acquisition... antonio brown... who lets raider nation know what he'll bring to the table... kate has sports... coming up [music playing] (sashimi) psst. hey, you!
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a pen today governor gavin newsom halted the execution of more than 700 inmates on death row.(terisa) kron 4's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala shows us how lawmakers
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and victims advocates are responding. nats--"to line people up to be executed"so long as gavin newsom is governor, california's death row inmates will not be executed.the governor announced his executive order alongside an army of supportive state lawmakers...((rob bonta d- oakland)) "i think we're on the right track, this is who california is. the death penalty is not humane, it's not civilized and it's broken." the death chamber at san quentin state prison shut down wednesday afternoon.. paper signs posted on doors citing governor's orders.(newsom) "i did this with a heavy heart, with deep appreciation with deep appreciation for the emotions that drives this issue and i did it with the victims in mind."some republican lawmakers, inlcuding the president, oppose the move... saying this ignores california voters, when they rejected to repeal the death penalty in 2016, and voted to speed it up.law enforcement groups say they understand both sides, but the decision is unfortunate for victim families.(jay varney - president of california peace officer's association)) "the families get no closure, they're left to wait another eight years to determine will the victim who catastrophically impacted my
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family or my life be put to death?"((ashley)) the governor's order does not allow for the convictions to be changed or for the inmates to be released. state lawmakers this year are considering a bill that would place the removal of the death penalty back on the ballot again for voters to decide. tag. (terisa)beto o'rourke is running for president of the united states.the former el paso congressman will make an congressman paso the former el decide. tag. (terisa)beto o'rourke is running for president of the united states.the former el paso congressman will make an official announcement tomorrow morning, but he confirmed via text to ktsm, kron4's sister station, this afternoon that he is seeking the speculation o whether he would run for president has been discussed since his senate loss to ted cruz in november. an

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